Healing Pathways (Anishinaabe Giigewin Miikana)

The Healing Pathways Project is a community-based participatory research study involving 735 American Indian and First Nations youth and their caregivers living in the northern Midwestern United States and Ontario, Canada. The project began in 2002 with collaborations between eight reservation and reserve communities and our university-based research team. As of 2021, we have completed a total of 11 waves of survey interviews with Healing Pathways participants. Findings from Healing Pathways have taught us important lessons about the roles of culture and family for healthy Indigenous development, the emergence of mental health problems and strengths in adolescence, and substance use over the life-course.

We are thrilled to share that the Healing Pathways team has received renewed funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to follow-up with the original adolescent participants (now adults) and their oldest child to learn about intergenerational pathways of healthy development.

Members of the study team will start to recontact adult participants in early 2024 for the Wave 12 interview. Participants: please keep our team updated with how to best reach you by clicking on the link down below and updating your contact information. Interviewers are looking forward to meeting with you soon!

Updates, new publications, and new stories from our team will be shared on the project YouTube channel and other links below.

Are you interested in reading articles that have been written from the Healing Pathways project? Click here to view articles.

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CHECK OUT Healing Pathways article summaries

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